Re: [jt512] Screening test for n00bs:
Oct 22, 2009, 8:36 AM
Registered: May 18, 2001
Risk factor 1: Helmet
Climber has a helmet at the crag: 2 points
Risk factor 2: Climbing shoes
Climber's shoes, five tenif not slippers, are made from natural leather: 10 points*
Risk factor 3: Harness
Any modern harness not made by Petzl:BD!!! FK!! 5 points
Risk factor 4: Belay device(s)
Give the climber 10^n points, where n is the number of belay devices on the climber's harness in excess of one.
Does not have a grigri: 10 points
Has a Cinch: 10 points
Risk factor 5: Quick draws
Anything other than Petzl: 5 points x 10 =50
Petzl logo on dogbones: -50 points x 5 = 250
-200 what if it's a mix?
Risk factor 6: Rope bag
RED metolius- gonna have to add 1 point for that one
Risk factor 7: Stick clip
None: 10 points FK!
Risk factor 8: Unnecessary equipment
10^n points, where n is the number of items girth hitched to the climber's harness
10 points for each locking carabiner on the climber's harness not clipped to a belay device x 2!!! AHHH 20 points FKING runners for anchors
Risk factor 9: REI
Risk factor 10: The color red
1 point for each red item among the climber's gear, unless the gear is unscratched; then, 10 points.
oh boy... need a calculator. FK = 11 more points
squishy654 wrote:I am ex-Army...
army surplus (not really, just gear taken from in service) T-10C paracheute pack tray that i've been using as a crag bag for the past 15 years -10 points (bonus!)
desert camo patrol bag for trad gear -10 points
digital camo camelback for long wall routes -10 points
And the tally is......... -141 (i'm thinkin' all those Petzl draws saved my life!)
i'm gonna have to add something to this.
Has not led 5.12 or higher in the past 5 years "injury or not" +200 POINTS
100 or more: Run away.
50–99 points: High n00b probability. Climb with at your own risk.
25–49 points: Possibly a n00b or a visiting trad climber.
0–24 points: Probably an experienced sport climber.
Less than 0: The climber probably knows more about climbing than you do.
(This post was edited by dolphja on Oct 22, 2009, 8:40 AM)
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